Watch: Unexpected surprise during Pope’s blessing

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

Pope Francis witnessed an unexpected surprise during the papal audience on Wednesday, as a man proposed to his girlfriend after the holy father blessed a box which contained the engagement ring.

During the audience, Pope Francis customarily approaches the crowds of pilgrims who eagerly want to meet the pontiff and ask to bless religious items.

The holy father approached and greeted a couple. After speaking with them, he blessed a box that they presented which was opened immediately after.

The man proposed to his future wife, surprising her in front of hundreds of other pilgrims.

Video: RomeReports